Lately I've been getting up (in my opinion) insanely early to get my running streak mile in. If you know me, you know that I am not a morning runner. Yes, I get up fairly early on the weekends because I hate wasting a day, but I rarely am out the door for a run before 10am. As much as I've dreaded hearing the alarm, I've actually come to not mind the runs so much. Here are my five ways I've come to at least get my butt out the door!
1. It's only a mile. Some mornings it feels like it takes a long time, but in reality it doesn't.
2. It is SO nice to get it out of the way. On Wednesday I had to run 5 miles and there was no way I was getting up in the 4 o clock hour. When I left work I was so sad when I remembered my run wasn't done yet. I've loved having the evenings free.
3. It has been really hot this week. Running when it's 65 or 70 degrees has been much more appealing than the 90-100 we've had this week.
4. It helps wake me up. Not gonna lie, I'm on autopilot in the mornings. I literally lay out all my clothes (socks already apart, shoes out, Garmin where it picks up satellites quickly) put them on and get out the door. Yeah, it probably isn't the best strategy to give your body minimal time to warm up, but sometimes I have to get out the door before my body realizes what's happening. By the time my run is over I'm wide awake and ready to conquer the day.
5. This face. Guys, Maddux is the sweetest dog ever. He stays in bed when I get up to run, but when I get back that sweet boy is waiting at the door for me. Seriously, the best way to start the day.
|Ok, this picture is of him at class, but how cute is he in it?!|
How do you get out the door for a run? I find the best way is to not let myself make excuses and go.